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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Stories about "Beach erosion":

A closer peek at Council’s Main Beach project

While Main and Clarkes Beach continue to erode, Council are exploring ways to protect the headland at Jonson Street.

Clarke’s Beach cafe told to prepare for ‘future retreat’ in the face of severe coastal erosion

The state government is set to install sand bags at Clarkes Beach to protect the Beach Byron Bay cafe and Whites Cottage from the coastal erosion that has decimated the popular strip.

Coastal management vital – help Byron Shire Council plan

The impact of cyclones and costal erosion is an ongoing issue for all coastal communities and is of particular importance with the future impacts of climate change that are underway. Byron Shire Council is seeking feedback on stage 1 if it's coastal strategy.

Iconic Byron beaches listed as ‘at risk’ from climate change

Byron Shire Council is working towards protecting its tourism market by increasing its reliance on renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas pollution, according to mayor Simon Richardson.

Byron’s iconic surfing beaches still under threat

Byron’s world-renowned surfing beaches and related ‘tourist activities’ are at risk owing to Byron Shire Council’s relentless push to create plans that favour coastal protection structures, a state government department warned again recently.

Erosion affects Clarkes Beach access

The main access stairs to Byron Bay’s popular Clarkes Beach have had to be demolished after erosion made them unsafe.

Focus moves to beach erosion as Marcia breaks up

Updated Sunday 11am The north coast has dodged a bullet as ex-tropical cyclone Marcia continued to break up off the coast on Sunday without causing a much-feared additional deluge following the already massive falls.

Belongil Beach erosion history

Thomas W Eady, Kingscliff. In a recent letter by Bill Hayes of Bangalow regarding the early history of land fronting Belongil Beach, there was a reference made to an ‘Esplanade’ on the Certificate of Title in front of their land.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...